Thursday, December 4, 2008

Travel Thursday: Managua, 1985

Downtown Managua
Managua was a donut city when I was there. The 1972 earthquake obliterated the downtown area, and it was never rebuilt--Wikipedia says "out of fear of earthquakes", but the story I heard was that Somoza's family owned a bunch of land on the outskirts and got a bill passed prohibiting rebuilding in the center.


Generik said...

Awesome shot!

(Umm... that is a statue there holding up the rifle, yes?)

ahab said...

Very cool shot.

Tom Hilton said...

Thanks! Yes, definitely a statue. ;-)

Donna said...

eh, nice back -- would love to see the model.
: )